Coffee with Jose: Kenya AA

Close up Kenya AA Brew

I started my Wednesday morning with cup of Kenya AA (K-Cup) with nothing else added. A wonderful citrus aroma fills the whole office floor as I prepare to drink my cup of coffee. My first sip consisted of an acidic and bitter flavor, then after proceeded to take smaller sips of coffee to be able to finish my cup. The more I sipped my cup eventually I hit the point of where I started to enjoy the taste, but it is something not everyone will enjoy or push themselves to drink. For anyone who enjoys a strong coffee flavor I would highly recommend Kenya AA. I will be having Kenya AA from now on with creamer and sugar added.

Kenya AA is a rich and vibrant bodied coffee and has a deep wine-like acidity along with a pleasant citrus aroma. If you’re into wine, this may be the coffee for you. Did you know that Kenya AA is considered to be one of the world’s best coffee beans- the area has a reputation for absolute excellence, especially because it lies near the region where coffee beans first originated. Grown on volcanic soils and high altitudes, beans grow slower allowing more time for flavor development and maturity.

Summary

Throughout the few months of doing these coffee reviews I’ve learned to appreciate the many different flavors each coffee bean and K-cup has to offer. I’ve never considered myself a huge coffee guy nor do I claim to be one but, I’ve learned that each coffee brings its own personality, culture and roast to each cup. I’ve enjoyed the wonderful taste of Donut Shop Blend which comes with a smooth smoky flavor that I really enjoyed and would look forward to drinking each morning. One of the K-cup coffees that I didn’t really enjoy just because the flavor was to strong for me and it was a fight for me to actually drink and enjoy the herb like flavor Ethiopia Yirgacheffe had to offer. I would strongly recommend anyone to Ethiopia Yirgacheffe K-cup if you’re someone who like a strong and earthy flavor in your coffee as it is one of the more complex coffee flavors I’ve had so far.

Don’t forget, Teasia just came out with some new coffee blends in convenient k-cups.

  1. Breakfast Blend – Bright and crisp
  2. Donut Shop Blend – Classic velvety donut shop blend
  3. Teasia House Blend – Our hand-picked blend for our customers!
  4. French Roast Blend – Dark and luxurious

Comment below on what your favorite coffee is!

 

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Coffee with Jose: House Blend

Coffee and a Pie

I started my work day with a fresh cup of Teasia House Blend in K-Cup form and so far, the aroma of the coffee is a perfect blend mixture of flavors. My first sip consisted of a smooth and smoky coffee flavor which I found to be really pleasant. Anyone looking for coffee with a great mixture of flavors should really consider drinking or at least trying Teasia House Blend. This is definitely a daily coffee flavor that I can start everyday with. I ended pairing my cup of coffee with a a fruit tart with mostly blueberries for those antioxidants which were the perfect pair!  If you’re looking to try a new coffee flavor go ahead and give this one a try.

Don’t forget, Teasia just came out with some new coffee blends in convenient k-cups.

  1. Breakfast Blend – Bright and crisp
  2. Donut Shop Blend – Classic velvety donut shop blend
  3. Teasia House Blend – Our hand-picked blend for our customers!
  4. French Roast Blend – Dark and luxurious

Comment below on what your favorite coffee is!

 

Coffee with Jose: Ethiopia Yirgacheffe

Ethiopia at work

Mid-way through work I needed a mid-week push. Today’s coffee of choice was Ethiopia Yirgacheffe a coffee with exotic flavors along with some spices and herbs. One of the scents that I’m gathering from the coffee are herbs along with a nice smell of the coffee bean itself which are two of the main scents that stand out to me currently. My first sip was like drinking a cup of water soiled in herbs which provided me with an acidic and bitter taste. I would like to note that the coffee itself isn’t strong or super acidic but it is a flavor that one would have to grow into enjoying. I wouldn’t recommend this to anyone who doesn’t drink a lot of coffee but instead to someone who enjoys a unique and complex cup of coffee. If I were to drink this coffee flavor again, I would add some creamer and sugar to sweeten up the taste to my liking.

Single Origin coffee from Ethiopia Yiracheffe is known as some of the highest quality Arabica coffee beans in the world and is known for its high quality and unique fragrance and distinctive flavor. For all those coffee connoisseurs out there, this is the one to try. We have whole roasted coffee beans and convenient k-cups to drink at the office.

Don’t forget, Teasia just came out with some new coffee blends in convenient k-cups.

  1. Breakfast Blend – Bright and crisp
  2. Donut Shop Blend – Classic velvety donut shop blend
  3. Teasia House Blend – Our hand-picked blend for our customers!
  4. French Roast Blend – Dark and luxurious

Comment below on what your favorite coffee is!

Coffee with Jose: Brazil Fazenda

Brazil paired with Creamer

This morning, I made myself a cup of Teasia Coffee Brazil Fazenda in a K-Cup.  I did add some creamer and sugar to my coffee so keep that in mind. The aroma was pleasant and not only did I enjoy the wonderful taste of the coffee with the creamer. During each sip I’m left with a nice smoky aftertaste which is enjoyable and leaves you feeling satisfied a energetic. I enjoyed my coffee and will be looking forward to enjoying my next coffee. If you’re someone who is looking to try a new flavor of coffee, I would highly recommend making Brazil Fazenda your next choice.

For those of you who are not familiar with this single origin flavor, it is smooth and light with hints of hazelnut and cocoa that balance out sweet berry tones. Did you know that Brazil is one of the highest coffee producing countries in the world? Because Brazil is hot and humid, it’s one of the perfect places to grow coffee. At Fazenda de Lagoa, several generations have been dedicated to their plantations and have made coffee cultivation not just their business, but their lifestyle.

Don’t forget, Teasia just came out with some new coffee blends in convenient k-cups.

  1. Breakfast Blend – Bright and crisp
  2. Donut Shop Blend – Classic velvety donut shop blend
  3. Teasia House Blend – Our hand-picked blend for our customers!
  4. French Roast Blend – Dark and luxurious

Comment below on what your favorite coffee is!

Coffee with Jose: Teasia Sumatra Mandheling

A Slice of Bread

I started my morning with a cup of Sumatra Mandheling coffee, I had it straight black. The aroma coming from my cup had a really earthy tone. I took my first sip and was instantly hit with a smoky and strong (for me) taste which wasn’t enjoyable for me. I would like to point out that there was no acidic taste whatsoever within the coffee just a really strong taste. A lot of my fellow coworkers love that strong jolt from a cup of joe so I would definitely recommend it if you’re like my coworkers. Since this coffee isn’t acidic, adding some creamer and sugar to it would be most enjoyable with a slice of banana bread.

If you’re not familiar with this type of single origin coffee, here’s a brief description about it: Grown on the Indonesian island of Sumatra, Mandheling is known for its full body and vibrancy. The flavor develops well because of the rich volcanic soil and tropical climate.  This coffee is full and complete with an Earthy aroma and tones of sweet chocolate.

Don’t forget, Teasia just came out with some new coffee blends in convenient k-cups.

  1. Breakfast Blend – Bright and crisp
  2. Donut Shop Blend – Classic velvety donut shop blend
  3. Teasia House Blend – Our hand-picked blend for our customers!
  4. French Roast Blend – Dark and luxurious

Comment below on what your favorite coffee is!

Jose’s Teasia Coffee-A-Day Tasting- Day 13 with Guatemala Antiqua (Regular Brew)

Regular Basis Coffee

Day 13 and I am trying a wonderful cup of Teasia single origin coffee  from Central America: Guatemala Antiqua. One thing I love about all these single origin coffee beans is that drinking a cup of coffee takes me a trip around the world. I am able to enjoy different types of coffee, sitting right at home.

Upon first sip, I noticed was how soft the scent of the coffee was just that itself lets me know that this isn’t as strong of a coffee compared to all the others I’ve tried. I’m able to smell a scent of lemon and orange which really stand out for me whenever I take a whiff. This coffee does have a subtle bitterness to it, but it’s barely noticeable. So far just the flavor of this coffee has made this my favorite tasting coffee so far and I could see myself drinking this one on a regular basis.

PRO-TIP- Add some sugar for a sweeter taste. One of my latest favorite creamers is a caramel macchiato flavor. Who doesn’t love that?

Jose’s Teasia Coffee-A-Day Tasting- Day 12 with Costa Rica (Regular Brew)

Costa Rica Weekend

Day 12 calls for me to take a trip to Costa Rica. With this single origin whole roasted coffee beans, I’m able to smell a hint of tangerine along with the smoky roast of the coffee beans. The first sip hit me with a high acidic flavor, but what surprised me was how smooth it was after I drank it.

This is a great weekend or on the go coffee. Each smell provides you with a fresh scent of tangerine and cantaloupe each time you enjoy the aroma from your cup. If you aren’t huge coffee drinker like myself and are looking for a smooth great tasting coffee., this one is for you.

Jose’s Teasia Coffee-A-Day Tasting- Day 10 with Mexican Decaf (Regular Brew)

omelet on a cloudy day

As we are saying goodbye to Winter and welcoming Spring, I am enjoying my freshly brewed single origin Mexican Decaf. Before taking a sip, I take a whiff of aroma of the coffee and there’s an enjoyable sweetness to it. I was surprised at my first sip as it was very acidic,  which is something I have not come to enjoy so far after having so many tastings. I was able to take several more sips and get past the acidic taste (again, this is not my preference to drink coffee without any milk and sugar), I started to enjoy the sweet flavors.

If you’re looking for a decaf coffee, this would be it. Enjoy this roast with some breakfast such as toast and an omelet on a cloudy day.

How is our Mexican Decaf beans decaffeinated? Before roasting, the beans are pout through a water process to remove the caffeine but preserve the natural and full flavors resulting in a soft and sweet taste and a floral finish.

Jose’s Teasia Coffee-A-Day Tasting- Day 9 with Mexican Chiapas (Pour Over)

Mexican Chiapas.jpg

Day 9 starts with a wonderful cup of Mexican Chiapas freshly roasted single origin coffee beans. This is one of my favorite methods to prepare coffee because the Pour Over Method coffee flavor results in an aromatic, fuller serving of coffee compared to a coffee maker.

At first glance the one smell that captures your attention is the vanilla scent from the beans and even more apparent when the beans are ground. (Don’t forget to brew your coffee within 15 minutes of grinding the beans to ensure freshness and taste!)  The mixture of cocoa and orange sounded strange to me but I was pleasantly surprised how well they pair together. The flavor comes out to be very mild and enjoyable, my preference of coffee drinks. After finishing my first cup I was ready for more! This is one of my favorites for sure and is highly recommended.

PRO-TIP: For the Pour Over Method, make sure to slowly pour the hot water over the filter which will allow time for the water to pull out more flavor from the grounds.

Stay tuned for Day 10’s coffee tasting where I am sharing my thoughts on our Mexican Decaf coffee beans.

Jose’s Teasia Coffee-A-Day Tasting- Day 8 with Kenya AA (Regular Brew)

breakfast-Morning

Starting off day 8 of coffee tasting with a delectable Kenya AA single origin coffee beans roasted by Teasia. Here’s some history about the coffee: Kenya AA is considered to be one of the world’s best coffee beans – the area has a reputation for absolute excellence, especially because it lies near the region where coffee beans first originated. Grown on volcanic soils and high altitudes, beans grow slower allowing more time for flavor development and maturity.

I received this brew at the perfect time when it was raining and cold outside.  The brew itself is really strong along with a strong citrus smell that I’m not a big fan of. I typically enjoy coffee that is creamier and sweet, which is why I’ve been recommending adding milk to coffee. After sipping this coffee, I was thinking that this would go great with a big breakfast platter with some eggs, pancakes, bacon, fruits, the works!

PRO TIP: If you’re a chocolate lover, you can always add some hot chocolate to coffee for a mocha!

Next week, we’re taking a trip to Mexico with Mexican Chiapas whole roasted beans.